BIDDEFORD, Maine — Labor leaders in Maine say the resilience of the Hostess workers on the picket line at the company’s Biddeford plant, which is in the process of being shut down after the company on Friday said it would liquidate the business, gives them inspiration in the face of what they believe have been ongoing efforts — by politicians, including Gov. Paul LePage, and corporate investors — to reduce union influence. Bakers’ union officials and their supporters say also that the demise
These unionistas are stuck on stupid. They voted for 0boohoo and now they can get in his unemployment lines. They have proven only that they can shoot themselves in the head. Big accomplishment, not.
#2 Wonder is privately held = no SEC/government involvement. They have determined to sell off all of their assets, so state involvement will not happen. Other bloggers, elsewhere, are talking about an employee owned Wonder. That will not happen either. The employees did not cooperate with the company, and the company will not cooperate with the employees.
These union parasites infected their host and then killed it....
....and they´re proud of it.
God, how I hate you union filth, from the brainless thugs at Hostess to the vile pieces of excrement who comprise New York and New Jersey´s utility "workers."
Go straight to hell, all of you.
Reply 20 - Posted by:
Ida Lil, 11/17/2012 2:12:34 AM (No. 9019894)
The jobless workers expect to be paid by the union because they are owed for destroying their employer. Good luck there folks your union benefits will run out quickly when no dues are pouring into the coffer. Some really must have thought the company didn´t dare shut down because the Union told them it couldn´t..
I was going to agree and question how people could throw their jobs and their very company away.
Oh, and then I realized, 1/2 this country wants to throw their country away. My bad.
You know who I feel sorry for? The small percentage of non-union conservatives that worked for that company, that just wanted to go to work and support their families.
The rest of you? I agree with the writer above. You can go to hell. You are everything wrong with the country, from your vote, your jobs, and your belief system. Have fun shopping at the Dollar Tree for your Christmas gifts this year, may your child be safe from the lead poisoning in that junk. May they be taken away by CPS because your house is freezing with no heat. They might have a chance with someone else.
Go freeze to death. You can always dream about the Obamas and the fine fare they eat. Oh, just remember, if you really get hungry you can swallow a handful of free birth control pills, I hear they contain a small amount of sucrose.
As an ex Maine-er I can testify that they are difficult to teach.
They should have learned the dangers of unions after the disastrous results of the shoe business and the Bates Mills in Lewiston who moved lock stock and barrel to southern states leaving Saco and Lewiston without their largest industries and making Maine a welfare state whose biggest export is young people who can´t find work.
I loved that state. What´s been done to it is shameful!
If Twinkies become collector´s items,you could still eat one 20 years from now if your un short on food.
The reason these people are forced to lose their jobs is they don´t want a domino effect in other industries.A private company can´t loot the taxpayers unless of course you´re part of the UAW. Unfortunately,a lot of non union folks are going to lose their job due to Obamacare.
This really isn´t any different than unions blocking walmarts from opening,even though they would give shoppers more choices and cheaper prices and give poor people jobs.
Hostess will re-emerge from bankruptcy stronger without the union and will restart operations with a more profitable outlook.now try to find employment for the high school drop out bakers will be interesting specially inthe NE.
This is remarkable spin. Union officials beating their chests shouting ´We showed you´. Meanwhile, back in realityville, they didn´t show anybody anything except their ability and willingness to close a company and lose 18,000 jobs.
Atlas shrugged. Ayn Rand´s prophecies have come true. The union nazis and their Obama sympathizers can all go to hell. I could care less how many people lost their jobs over this. The trademarks, intellectual property, recipes, and brands will be sold to a new firm that will organize without union influence. The country will be better off in the long run. I absolutely despise and hate unions with a passion I normally reserve for al Qaeda and the Democrat party (i.e. - the Voter Fraud, Welfare Cheat, and Obamaphone Party).
My husband´s cousin worked for Eastern Airlines and when it was on the verge of bankruptcy, the employees went on strike. I asked him how he could go on strike knowing that the strike could cause the airline to shut down and how does a man with two small children to support go out on strike.He couldn´t give me a good answer and by the time he decided to cross the picket line, the airline went under. He had to work two jobs after that and his wife had to go to work plus they got help from her father. And I had no sympathy for him at all.
It´´s likely that some company in Mexico will buy the company. Lots of cookies and candies are made in Mexico, some from old time brands. Labor is cheaper and they used real sugar long before the outcry in this country about HFCS.
Some enterprising entrepreneur, who lives in a Right to Work state, should buy the recipes and as much equipment as possible from Hostess, and hire back all the non-union workers that are willing to move.
The unions are destroying our Country. Can we start blaming Zero, now, or is it still Bush´s fault? /s
They were probably told by their union bosses not to worry because if the company does shut down they´ll be able to get one of the millions of jobs the "O" admin is going to create. Problem is the jobs won´t be created for another 3 plus years"just in time for next election".
Reply 54 - Posted by:
O.S. Banker, 11/17/2012 10:20:23 AM (No. 9020432)
I view unions as a necessary evil, especially in the skilled trades which we no longer teach in school in an effective manner. My objection to unions, is that like Major League Baseball, they are exempt from the Sherman Anti-trust Act.
A union is a business enterprise. It´s business is selling labor. The service that the union provides is screening, training and delivery of qualified workers. There should be no right to operate as a sole source of labor, ergo another union should be allowed to form and compete for contracts.
Bottom line in this mess is that the union thinks that they won, while their members will eventually discover that they lost.
The strategery is to paint all businesses with the Bain/Romney greed brush. Then Obama will pick & choose which businesses he likes... and he´ll buy them with tax $$´s & gift them to the unions... just like GM!
I doubt Hostess will make the cut... it is sugar, after all. But if he does, no way will I eat a Gov´t Ho-Ho !
if you looked at the work rules that were in effect it is amazing Hostess lasted as long as it did.... having said this the demo union thugs cannot even eat cake....hope they all have mortgages, kids in school, car payments to government motors... but you can be sure that they will have their hands in the pockets of those hard working Americans who do pay taxes...
Saw this same identical thing happen here years ago ... The union folded a huge manufacturing company with similiar tactics and the company sold the plant hardware to a company in Brazil and shipped it there... the union workers were still picketing an empty fenced in lot two years later ... To me not real bright
Reading in the news yesterday, the article claimed that the teemsters union had someone run the figures and that the company was not lying, there was no money for these things if the company and jobs were to survive. This comes straight from afl/cio bully boys. And, as I commented before, the workers at the ohio plant would rather collect unemployment than work.
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